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Old 03-26-2013, 06:23 PM   #11
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I had the same problem on my 05 vw passat as well. Changed the vcg, problem solved.

Would the rings being bad even cause there to be oil in the plug wells?
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #12
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So I removed all the coil packs and cleaned them with electrical cleaner, also cleaned the plugs. Used carb cleaner to clean all the oil residue from the plug wells. Put the plugs back in and it cracked up nicely but had a rough idle (I guess from the little bit of oil that went through the plug holes) i drove it around and it smoothed out.

There is a loud ticking from the motor, possibly the lifters? What oil is recommended? I run shell Rotella t6 full synthetic in my vw. Use to run Mobil 1. Would one of those be good? 5w20? Or does someone have another idea on what the ticking may be? I might upload a video later so you can hear.

Also I hear a sucking screech sound occasionally on acceleration. Any ideas?


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Would it be a bad idea to drop the oil pan, clean it out, refill it, drain it, refill it again? Letting the car drive a few miles before the second drain an refill? I just feel like someone used a heavy weight oil in it and neglected changes every 3000 miles. I would like to get as much old oil and sediment as I can out.

Also in dropping the oil pan, with my vw I have to place the motor in the service position and a few other things, on this focus is it as easy as just dropping the pan?
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A simple compression check will confirm the rings good/bad.
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"screech sound occasionally on acceleration"......the screech sound might be coming from a vacuum leak around the intake area.
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Going to have the compression checked eventually. Anyone have a vacuum line diagram? I will go through and check all the lines. I only hear it when I accelerate tho not when it's idling. I need to get a manual on the car.

Also, what should I typically be looking for that usually goes out or needs replaced around 160k?
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In that case ( I only hear it when I accelerate ), make sure the airbox and all hoses to it are tight.
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Should I hear the fuel pump decently loud when I turn the key to on?
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Well, you should hear it cycle......you know, you might be right. That my be the source of the sound you're hearing.
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I hear it come on, but I can also lightly feel it in the seat when it turns on. I do not think the fuel pump is the source of my noise. It's coming from the passenger side of the engine bay and only during accel. Considering the vacuum leak. I'm sure these cars have pcv systems? If so does it have a saip? I know the saip cuts off after warm up but the noise seems to cease when the car is at normal operating tempeture. I don't know, could be a lot of things.
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Bad rings will not cause oil to pool up above the spark plugs. When you removed the plug, the oil filled into the cylinder. It's just the valve cover gasket.

The lifters are a solid bucket type, so there is no adjustment available. I'd recommend an oil change and the use a of a good filter. Some of the crappy ones can inhibit pressure and cause upper end noise.

Since there is very little to no vacuum on acceleration, the noise is not a vacuum leak.

Your fuel pump sounds like it could be a little louder than it should be, however you can faintly feel/hear it. I would keep an eye on it anyway. Some pumps get pretty loud when they're about to fail.
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